Real men don't carry handbags.

Monday, 5 January 2009

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Women and bags share a bond stronger than handcuffs. Telling a woman to leave her home without a handbag is like asking a divorce and destructive police officer to work unarmed, it’s an improbable occurrence. Understandably women need a bag to carry one or two tampons and an emergency makeup kit in case they miraculously stumble into a member of Backstreets Boys who invites them over to the studio where the rest of the group is waiting for some groupie love. Let’s not forget that the trousers women wear having pockets that don’t have more space than for a 4-5 M&Ms.

Still, the paranormal worship of handbags isn’t out of love for functionality or else women would be crazy in love with food boxes too. Even women with no desire to compete with Sienna Miller in style, spend a bowl of cash on bags. The pride of a woman and the gleam in her eyes when rocking a dream bag is that of husband showing off a newly bough high tech lawn mower to his neighbours. Laying a bag down on the table and making sure the front is facing other potentially jealous women in the room is extreme sight of devilish passion brought out of soul when bags straight from the runway is involved.

That devotion to handbags shall be left for women and never grow in any man’s heart. Women have handbags, men have bag. A bag is an accessory and shall be treated as a sidekick holding personal belongings while blending in with the rest of your character without distracting your overall look. Bright, colourful and bags with overcomplicated appearance should therefore be shut out of any man’s life. Just like a fancy car like a Mercedes CLS63 AMG you might be complimented on an attractive bold bag but the compliment might be aimed at the bag rather than yourself. A confident style never needs to be compensated for by theatrical accessories. Last year Louis Vuitton launched their formidable Daimer canvas in a manly graphite colour scheme. Using a appallingly boring looking model instead of using an irrelevant A-list star, LV have once again failed at making an inspiring ad campaign for a men’s range.



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

really? you think the men that read this blog also like to show off shine new lawnmowers?

lachie said...

@anonymous, why even bother leaving a comment like that. He was making a comparison between men and women in general and using men's inclinations towards for shiny gadgets to illustrate the point.
That said, I agree, LV has not done any wonders with mens bags (luggage aside) and here in australia we have preppy fools who like to believe they're fashionable, all carrying the same LV messenger bag. It's enough to turn me off the brand for good!

Viola said...

hey mate, I love your blog. I've just found it and will bookmark it for 2009.

Anonymous said...

Yep, same here - I will be around for a while too.

Jimmy said...

I actually disagree, I'm a big fan of this collection. The shapes are clean, architectural and the pattern is subtle yet recognizable.

As a side note the guy is in fact a french actor and not a professional model. Can't remember his name though.

iluwfashion said...

Anonymous: Guys like gadgets and that also includes home appliances like lawnmowers. So I wouldn't be surprised if there's one or two visitors of this blog who have proudly demonstrated a lawnmower before the eyes of their neighbour.

Jimmy: So he's a French actor? I didn't know that so thanks for the head up. I love the collection too and have seen one or two items from it. It's just that I don't like some of the campaign shots.

Everyone else: Thanks!

Angela Simmons said...

Perhaps they're better off promoting luggages rather than handbags... I'm doubtful that this would be a big hit, or even a "hit" to say the least...

Mens designer clothing said...

Alot of men are trying to get away wearing 'manbags' it looks stupid

Yvonne said...

totes are more gender neutral tho! esp in the citayyy

PatrickBateman said...

do you know of any movies he was in?

Rooi_Skoene said...

Sometimes a man needs a bag. Bags aren't stupid.

-h said...

i really like this print. it's simple but chic.

lv replica said...

This is so true.
Real man don't carry handbags!

At least they shouldn't, unless they get lots of cash for it :)

Anonymous said...

Actually this monogram is much better than the classic one, and less copies are made from it... I like LV advert campaigns and its product development, they are able to mix the classic with the fashion. however LV is not just about the monogram, they have really nice shoes for example, and other styles which do not have any print on it...I beleive that for Chavez (don 't know if i splet right) all the logo look it will be atractive but not for really fashion followers, As fashion is about a style and not about the logo, therefore i beleive the REALLY MEN CARRY HANDBAGS, as they are part of the style.